Theme
4:24am April 22, 2012
This ancient Sumerian sculpture (The Burney Relief, c2,000 - c1,950 BCE) is often labelled as the Goddess Inanna, both online and in some books. However, from the symbols (her wings, taloned bird feet, and the screech owls) it is obviously Lilith. Those are Lilith’s attributes, NOT Inanna’s.
Actually, according to the stories written down by the Sumerians themselves, Lilith tried to usurp Inanna’s home and throne.They are rivals, even enemies. They are most definitely NOT interchangeable.
Here endeth the lesson.

This ancient Sumerian sculpture (The Burney Relief, c2,000 - c1,950 BCE) is often labelled as the Goddess Inanna, both online and in some books. However, from the symbols (her wings, taloned bird feet, and the screech owls) it is obviously Lilith. Those are Lilith’s attributes, NOT Inanna’s.

Actually, according to the stories written down by the Sumerians themselves, Lilith tried to usurp Inanna’s home and throne.They are rivals, even enemies. They are most definitely NOT interchangeable.

Here endeth the lesson.

Notes:
  1. scultore-blog reblogged this from ancient-mesopotamia
  2. shelefttheweb reblogged this from 7rf-9amet
  3. mylittlephilosopher reblogged this from 7rf-9amet
  4. 7rf-9amet reblogged this from ancient-mesopotamia
  5. byhapnstance reblogged this from asunosinwa
  6. asunosinwa reblogged this from ancient-mesopotamia
  7. ancient-mesopotamia reblogged this from musewhipped
  8. thehigherkee22 reblogged this from aintnuthingnice
  9. knot2chic reblogged this from aintnuthingnice
  10. muchadoboutld reblogged this from aintnuthingnice
  11. aintnuthingnice reblogged this from musewhipped and added:
    lillith
  12. iremembernothingofthesedays reblogged this from musewhipped
  13. noocyte reblogged this from musewhipped and added:
    Good to know. Still a cool bas relief, though.
  14. hypercubic reblogged this from tamba-taja
  15. tamba-taja reblogged this from musewhipped
  16. flowlyy reblogged this from hibernum-moon
  17. hibernum-moon reblogged this from satanas-omnipotens
  18. satanas-omnipotens reblogged this from musewhipped
  19. idiot1700 reblogged this from fyrdrakken
  20. fyrdrakken reblogged this from carapace-cowl
  21. carapace-cowl reblogged this from musewhipped
  22. musewhipped posted this